Pedal rickshaws, or ‘pedicabs’ as they are commonly known, are currently not regulated within London.
As a result, there is no requirement for insurance, fares are neither fixed nor consistent, and vehicle condition and driver quality are not assessed. The behaviour of pedicab operators causes problems for businesses by blocking highways, harassing customers and causing serious risk to residents, visitors and workers. Our members want to see Westminster City Council or Transport for London being awarded powers to regulate pedicabs effectively, and we will hold the government to its 2017 commitment to bring forward regulation.
We have made significant headway, securing ministerial support in 2018 on this issue, only for it to be deprioritised due to Brexit. We will continue to lead on this issue and apply pressure on the Government to put pedicab regulation back on the agenda following Brexit.